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dc.contributor.authorPetros, Michael
dc.contributor.authorKee, Chan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T17:31:35Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T17:31:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMLA Petros, Michael, and Kee Chan. "Facilitators and barriers to expansion of newborn screening programs in the 21st century DOI: dx.doi.org/10.18103/mra.v4i6.706en_US
dc.identifier.issn2375-1916
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21707
dc.descriptionPost print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at KVI journals DOI: dx.doi.org/10.18103/mra.v4i6.706en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground – Newborn screening programs have grown over the past 50 years to include screening for more than 40 metabolic and genetic disorders. Technology, or the ability to screen for disorders, is not the sole influence for expansion of screening. The lack of clarity in how facilitators and barriers impact newborn screening programs can affect the stakeholder‟s perspective of public health department initiatives and future goals. While it is important to detect diseases early to optimize the benefits of timely treatment, the process of newborn screening is a complex, multi-level, interrelated decision-making entity. Method – A logic model was developed in order to help stakeholders establish reasonable expectations, while being aware of the delays and unanticipated consequences which might occur when attempting to expand newborn screening programs. Results and Conclusions – The logic model emphasizes that expansion of newborn screening relies on several interrelated factors that can be identified as Technical, Financial, Policy and Human Capital. Further delineating these factors into a series of checklists promises to be of value to decision-makers in state-operated newborn screening programs, given conditions of constrained resources and anticipated barriers.en_US
dc.publisherKEI Journalsen_US
dc.subjectNewborn Screeningen_US
dc.subjectcandidate disordersen_US
dc.subjectexpansion policyen_US
dc.subjectdecision frameworken_US
dc.subjectlogic modelen_US
dc.titleFacilitators and barriers to expansion of newborn screening programs in the 21st century.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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